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PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks Wood 5A

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Pro-Mark Japanese white oak drumsticks are balanced and carefully crafted using hand-selected white oak. Grown in the mountainous regions of Japan, this particular species of oak is a harder wood than... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Pro-Mark Japanese white oak drumsticks are balanced and carefully crafted using hand-selected white oak. Grown in the mountainous regions of Japan, this particular species of oak is a harder wood than hickory and will take more wear, tear, and punishment. It resists chipping and wearing soft. Made with Pro-Mark's exclusive Millennium II manufacturing process, each stick is hand-finished and hand-inspected. The result is a strength and durability no other stick can match.

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Harder than hickory
Resists chipping
Won't wear soft
Hand-finished
Hand-inspected
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PROMARKJapanese White Oak Drumsticks
 
4.6

(based on 32 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Japanese Oak or Bust!

I've always been a big fan of pro-mark products. I use the nylon tipped 747 Rock sticks for most of my drumming needs. I had bought a set of the Japanese White Oak's and...Read complete review

I've always been a big fan of pro-mark products. I use the nylon tipped 747 Rock sticks for most of my drumming needs. I had bought a set of the Japanese White Oak's and was very impressed, but when I went back to get more, all they had was American Hickory. I'm not a hard hitter, but the angle that I hit my hi-hats tend to chip and eat away my sticks. I broke three sets of the American Hickory sticks in one month, my Japanese Oaks have been going strong for 3-4 months. If you want a high quality stick that is not only going to last a long time, but sound great time and time again, go with the Japanese Oak.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

After 10+ years using promark, I'm considering switching

I've been playing promark 5a oak nylon tips exclusively for maybe 15 years or so. Lately, I've noticed that they don't come "matched." That is to say, each stick has...Read complete review

I've been playing promark 5a oak nylon tips exclusively for maybe 15 years or so. Lately, I've noticed that they don't come "matched." That is to say, each stick has a slightly different fundamental pitch which in turn means rolls that don't sound as smooth as they could. For me, these are at a premium price point so the manufacturer should go through the effort of matching the pares. Isn't they why the come in sleeves of 2?

Other than the tone matching issue, the sticks are great. The have a feel that I love. The oak is a little heavier than the hickory, which I like. Even with the increased weight of oak, I'm able to exercise good dynamic control. If you use push/pull or Moeller technique, your playing may benifit from the increased weight of oak. After using literally 1000's of pairs of these, I've only had the nylon tip fail once and those were well used sticks. The oak is stronger that hickory from a durability standpoint. The denser wood of oak also means a higher fundamental pitch, especially on cymbals.

I hope that Promark gets themselves together with regards to the tone matching because otherwise, I've grown to really love these sticks for their feel and durability.

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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Japanese Oak or Bust!

By Zedsan

from Reno, NV

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I've always been a big fan of pro-mark products. I use the nylon tipped 747 Rock sticks for most of my drumming needs. I had bought a set of the Japanese White Oak's and was very impressed, but when I went back to get more, all they had was American Hickory. I'm not a hard hitter, but the angle that I hit my hi-hats tend to chip and eat away my sticks. I broke three sets of the American Hickory sticks in one month, my Japanese Oaks have been going strong for 3-4 months. If you want a high quality stick that is not only going to last a long time, but sound great time and time again, go with the Japanese Oak.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stick to your stix!

By Warriorheartdrummer

from Downey, Ca

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I've been using these wonderful sticks for about 15 years now. Maybe longer, I can't remember. I only use the 5B with nylon tips. Seriously, you can't go wrong with oak. You get what you pay for in sticks. You want quality and endurance, right? I love these sticks to death and will always use them as my primary swords! Why do I love them? Simply because I can't break them. It's like 6 months or longer before I break one. They are so durable and long-lasting. You want a stick that endures your chops, rimshots, fills and solos, right? Well, look no further, you've met your match with this stick! Just add some dreaming, nitro, tight chops and you're ready to go! Believe me, I've tried the Tama, Ziljian and Regal tip sticks. I broke them all and snapped them like twigs. I wholeheartedly have put my faith into these sticks and will always be loyal to them till I die...enjoy!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Japan Oak and You

By Blakrob66

from Lubbock, Tx

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I've been playin for about 2 years now, which I know isn't as long as others, but I know a good stick when i hold it. Promark Japan Oak is THE BEST stick out there, it takes a beating, it feels more comfortable than Hickory, which in my opinion feels very dry and breaks easily. I've been told that I play with much aggression and Promark Japan Oak survives that aggression. I had one pair last me 6 MONTHS!!!!. thats a long time and finally on that 6 month one broke. Just one that to me is a great stick.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rockin sticks!!!!!!!!!

By Drewseph

from Miami, Fl

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I use promark 747BN Japanese white oak sticks and they rock. Most other sticks taht are 16 3/4" long are usually really thick and heavy, these aren't they are very light weight qand i haven't had the tips break. I have npthing negative to say about these sticks. They do chip easily but they don't break. I used to use Vic Firth 5A's they would break after 4 days. These promark sticks however last me about a month. These sticks also feel amazing, you pick them up and they just feel right.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Sticks

By Moose

from League City, Texas

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

It's hard to explain how good these are. They feel so sturdy and they give you so extra rebound. They have the perfect weight also. These are some amazing sticks. If your questioning on getting them, get them. Thanks Promark!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST STICKS OUT THERE

By Will

from Frankfort illinois

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

These sticks are amazing. At first i thought they were heavier that the normal 5a hickory but after checking the weigh of all the brand I use(vir firth,promark,and remo) 5a's Surprizaly these were 5x durable and about the same weight! Im going to keep to these amazing sticks for a long long time. You will to once you try them out!

(3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not the best

By drummer95010

from Santa Cruz, CA

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I bought 3 pair of the 2b nylon sticks and at first I was very pleased, but after 3 weeks I was out of sticks. Some of the tips fell off after playing fora couple hours. The wood did not chip at all which is great because you dont have to clean between the stands as often. I would reccomend vater sticks they seem to last a little longer.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Wooden Sticks!!

By Metallica Drummer

from Fremont, CA

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

first of all, i thought i was a more zildjian stick guy. usually i would use the 5B nylon tips, tre cool signature, and vic firth 5B nylon. i wanted to try something new (considering my local store didnt carry the zildjian 5b nylons anymore, and the vic firth wasnt my favorite (but still good)), so i bought the 5B Nylon Tip Japanese Oak, and i am just HOOKED! they give me very very nice sound on the entire kit, cymbals and all, and they have very nice resistance to chipping, and i hit very hard. i believe im using pro mark from now on. BUY THESE AMAZING STICKS!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Stick I've Ever Used

By Kevin McGovern

from Allentown, PA

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I started on Firth, tried many brands of hickory sticks, all OK. Got a pair of these in a Jazz size one day on a whim. Love at first sight--they feel denser and stiffer in the hand than hickory right off. Made my earlier work seem almost tentative, the Oak gives you a real, authoritative strike. Because they are stiffer, they seem to me to be quicker on the rebound. Not that I'm any 6000 bpm ace, but I feel like I can do more with these on fills around the kit than I could before. I like the minimal finish they come with, though I have found a rubbing with 0000 steel wool seems to just break the finish, giving a "naked wood" feel to the sticks. Again, being an Oldies/Jazz guy, sweaty, blistering hands isn't a problem. But anyone wanting to try something different for their playing or sound should give the Pro-Mark Shira Kashi Oak sticks--in whatever size or tip--a try.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't be scared by the price, these sticks LAST

By liquidmetaltheater

from Shawnee,OK

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I LOVE these sticks. They're so durable, light and reliable. I had been using Vic Firth Nylon-tipped 5Bs for about four years and was continually frustrated by how quickly they broke. I then tried out Vater 5B Nylon tips. I felt like I was swinging a tree around. I mean, sure they were impossible to break, but I had never held a heavier 5B stick in my life. I sought for a lighter stick in Zildjian, but their sticks were even more likely to break than the Vic Firths I had been frustrated with. In fact, one of them broke in the MIDDLE of the first song I ever used them on! But then, I tried out Pro Mark's Japanese Oak. These sticks are the lightest, but toughest 5Bs I have ever used. I cannot imagine a better stick. Thanks to Pro-Mark for solving my stick delima.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More comfy than Hickory, but a little heavier

By zimbop

from Southwest

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I recently switched to the PM Japanese White Oak from PM Hickory for one primary reason. The finish on the hickorys seemed to wear off pretty quickly leaving the sticks rough (and I'm not talking about the naturals either). The finish on the oak sticks is much more durable and comfortable for the long haul. They're extremely durable in two ways. 1. I have yet to break one 2. They seem to dent rather than splinter. Hickory sticks nick and splinter, especially on cymbal crashes, but the oak sticks don't get frayed like that, instead they get little dents all over. I believe this makes the stick last longer and adds breakage resistance. The one downside is that they're noticeably heavier than hickorys of the same size and that's required a little adaptation for me, but they're so much more comfortable to hold and the durability is unbeatable. GREAT sticks, and worth the extra buck or so.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect sticks

By drummer

from washington

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I've gone through several different brands and sizes of sticks. Once I played Promark Japan Oak 5A's, they felt perfect. I played hickory instead for a while, but there was just something about them I didn't like. I was breaking them pretty often too, so I wanted something thicker, but the same stick size. So I bought oak one time and that was that. The 5A's are a little much for practicing at home (7A's tend to work better), but perfect for performance. The oak is also nice because the heavier weight opens cymbals up that much easier.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

works for me

By ryan

from West Virginia

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I have been using the ed shaughnassy signature oaks for about a year now, and I love them. The oak really holds up to even the hardest rim shots, and crashes. I usually replace them after about 6 mos., that's after band practice 3 times a week and 2 performances a week, that's quite a few hours of hitting. These are very well balanced and the round wood tips give great cymbal sounds. I let my friend play with a pair and he fell in love too. For all kinds of playing, these are simply my favorite sticks. So If you can't decide on the perfect sticks, check these out.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST STICKS FOR ANY GENERA

By EXIT12DRUMMER08

from Reading

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

Pro-Mark japanese white oak drum sticks: I have been playing promark for three years now and out of all of their modles, the japanese oak is the best that they offer.They are very durable and lightweight.The tips come in nylon and wood.The sticks bounce back quickly and ring out your cymbals. I have been playing shows for at least a year and these sticks last me a couple of shows on a 5A nylon.Plus, I am a hard hitter and a pair usually lasts me a bout 3-4 weeks. I wouldnt recommend anything else, stick wise. PRO-MARK "IS" the way to go!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get on these sticks!

By Dr. Flash

from Plano Texas

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

Best stick made period! I've tried them all except Japenese Oak and will never go back to hickory or anything else. I bought the 747BN which is in my opinion the best Rock stick on the planet! This stick may be a little heavier than my 5A Pro-Marks but the extra weight makes the drums sound dark and deep. The wood and finish on these sticks is first quality. They feel right and are matched to each other. I play hard and these guys will hold up to your most extreme style.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Long lasting sticks, for the same price as all the rest.

By Riley

from Niles, Michigan

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

A couple months ago, I was looking for new drum sticks. Being unsatisfied with previous drumsticks I had been using, I decided to try Pro Mark, and came across these. I read that they were more durable, and I have to admit, I was skeptical at first, but I ordered them anyway. Not too long afterwards, they came in the mail, and they didn't feel heavier than the previous sticks I had (both 2B and 5B sized, with wood tips) so I thought, "Eh, whatever, they'll probably last just as long as the rest of the sticks do." To my surprise, they actually lasted a lot longer than all the other sticks I've used. So, if you're looking for a much more durable stick, without any negativity when transitioning to a new stick. BUY THESE. You will not be sorry.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Stcks

By Bill

from Roanoke, VA

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I love how these sticks last and last and last. I wish they had a better balance.

 
3.0

After 10+ years using promark, I'm considering switching

By Nathan

from Richmond, Va

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good feel

Cons

  • Not pitch matched.

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

I've been playing promark 5a oak nylon tips exclusively for maybe 15 years or so. Lately, I've noticed that they don't come "matched." That is to say, each stick has a slightly different fundamental pitch which in turn means rolls that don't sound as smooth as they could. For me, these are at a premium price point so the manufacturer should go through the effort of matching the pares. Isn't they why the come in sleeves of 2?

Other than the tone matching issue, the sticks are great. The have a feel that I love. The oak is a little heavier than the hickory, which I like. Even with the increased weight of oak, I'm able to exercise good dynamic control. If you use push/pull or Moeller technique, your playing may benifit from the increased weight of oak. After using literally 1000's of pairs of these, I've only had the nylon tip fail once and those were well used sticks. The oak is stronger that hickory from a durability standpoint. The denser wood of oak also means a higher fundamental pitch, especially on cymbals.

I hope that Promark gets themselves together with regards to the tone matching because otherwise, I've grown to really love these sticks for their feel and durability.

 
5.0

just right

By hoewinkle

from mn

About Me Professional Musician

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Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

If you need it buy it.....

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Expensive but Good

By Peter

from California

Comments about PROMARK Japanese White Oak Drumsticks:

A friend of mine has these sticks and they are amazing! They feel great in my hands and are pretty weighty. I can tell that these sticks will a long time, you can just feel it. If you want a good, soild pair of sticks, go for the Pro-Mark Japanese White Oak. They are expensive, but great.

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